Wednesday, May 18, 2022

THE ART OF PANTRY COOKING: MEALS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS BY RONDA CARMAN



THE ART OF PANTRY COOKING:
MEALS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
by Ronda Carman
Rizzoli International, $39.95
May 2022
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass



I am in love with Ronda Carmen’s new book, The Art of Pantry Cooking, and I plan to wear this book out. I also follow Rhonda on her Facebook, The Cooking Club With Ronda Carmen, which is absolutely fabulous!


In the beginning of the book, Ronda shares the perfect pantry basics page. She also lists many of those basics on the first page. The meals she creates from dried fruits, freeze dried herbs, grains, starches, spices, and so many other staples are almost endless. Some meals offer added meat or vegetables, but so many pantry favorites  are prepared from ingredients from the pantry.


Below I have added several of my favorite images. ENJOY! 









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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

THE SUSTAINABLE HOME: EASY WAYS TO LIVE WITH NATURE IN MIND BY IDA MAGNTORN

 



THE SUSTAINABLE HOME: EASY WAYS
TO LIVE WITH NATURE IN MIND
by Ida Magnetron
by Pavilion Books $23.95 U.S. 
Distributed by Rizzoli New York
April 2022
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


Reducing the carbon footprint is the most important aim here, and at the same time being able to design a functional home. It is important to the author that we all reuse, recycle, and create minimal surroundings with plenty of greenery.

Ida Magnetron, author of The Sustainable Home: Easy Ways to Live with Nature in Mind, created a lovely book with wonderful ideas for those of us that need help in accomplishing a more beautiful yet eco-friendly home.

Below are a few images from the book that I have chosen for you.  ENJOY!










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Monday, April 11, 2022

THE FRENCH ROYAL WARDROBE: THE HOTEL DE LAS MARINE RESTORED BY JEROME HANOVER AND GABRIEL BAURET


THE FRENCH ROYAL WARDROBE:
The Hotel De La Marine Restored 
by Jerome Hanover and Gabriel Bauret
Photography by Ambroise Tezenas
Published by Flammarion, Distributed 
by Rizzoli International 
Publications, $85.00
March 2022
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


The French Royal Wardrobe: The Hotel de la Marine Restored, is as stunning a book as they come. I pored over the book for several hours, devouring every page. 


This hotel is a monument on Paris’s Place de la Concorde, constructed in the eighteenth century by Ange-Jacques Gabriel. It is decorated with the King’s furniture and the crown’s treasures. 


The restoration was completed in 2021, and the building opened to the public. The history throughout the hotel is breathtaking. 


Below is a small collection of images below! ENJOY! 









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Thursday, April 7, 2022

AT HOME WITH DESIGNERS AND TASTEMAKERS: CREATING BEAUTIFUL AND PERSONAL INTERIORS BY SUSANNA SALK AND STACEY BEWKES

 

AT HOME WITH DESIGNERS AND 
TASTEMAKERS: Creating Beautiful 
and Personal Interiors
by Susanna Salk and Stacey Bewkes
Rizzoli New York, $50.00
March 2022
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


Susanna Salk and Stacy Bewkes have been long time friends and co-creators of “Quintessence at Home With”, visiting beautiful homes around the world. 


I have followed Stacey during my blogging years, and have also kept up with Susanna’s   work. I can’t think of two 

more talented women. 


You will love going through each of the 256 pages of the stunning homes Stacey and Susanna have chosen to share with you. 


Below you will view several of the beautiful images I have chose for you. ENJOY At Home, Designers and Tastemakers.














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Friday, February 11, 2022

PRESIDENTIAL RESIDENCES IN FRANCE BY ADRIAN GOETZ

Presidential Residences In France 
by Adrien Goetz
with Ambroise Tezenas
Published by Flammarion
Distributed by Rizzoli New York, $55.00
December 2021
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


Presidential Residences in France is one of the most beautiful books I have reviewed. There are 320 pages in this beauty; 300 of those pages are color photographs. You will follow along as you are taken on a tour of Elysee Palace, Lantern Pavillion, and Bregamcon Fort. 


Visit not only the exteriors of these residences, but the breathtaking interiors. This book is a must-have for those interested in design, architecture, and French culture and history.


Below are images that I have chosen to share with you. ENJOY!










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